The proposal is concerned with organising an advanced study course in river basin modelling and flood risk management with a view to disseminate recent findings to young researchers and professionals. The dissemination of knowledge will be achieved through a series of lectures/ workshops presented by eminent specialists and two field trips. The course is relevant since flooding claims about a third of all the damaged cause by natural disasters and timely: the recent flooding in Europe and other continents caused substantial damage, disruption, and distress. These are only two recent inundation catastrophes that are fresh in the minds of people. Such disasters stimulate the search to improve methods of mitigating flood risk so as to reduce the impact of flood hazards. Hence it is imperative that the latest information is presented to those who can act to immediately improve the situation, i.e. researchers and professionals.